Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her Critics by Kevin Olson (Editor)

By Kevin Olson (Editor)

A debatable examine the social politics of equality and cultural politics of difference.The cave in of communism, the increase of id politics, and struggles over international governance have mixed to create new demanding situations for the Left: the right way to do justice to valid claims for multiculturalism and democratization with out leaving behind the Left's historic-and nonetheless indispensable-commitment to financial equality? tips to increase the knowledge of injustice via including cultural and political insult to monetary harm? including Insult to damage tracks the talk sparked through Nancy Fraser's debatable attempt to mix redistribution, reputation, and illustration in a brand new figuring out of social justice. the quantity showcases Fraser's serious exchanges with prime thinkers, together with Judith Butler, Richard Rorty, Iris Marion younger, Anne Phillips, and Rainer Frost. the result's a wide-ranging and now and then contentious exploration of various methods to rebuilding the Left.

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S. cable companies reject Al Jazeera because America doesn’t want to hear from the Arab world. 20 Regardless, our overarching concern should not be what kind of signals we are sending to the Arab world, but the accuracy of the news that is disseminated to the American people. ”21 STICKING IT TO THE UNITED STATES SO THE UN DOESN’T HAVE TO President Obama’s impulse to disparage America is intrinsic to his hard-left worldview. Consider, for example, the United States’ report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which was America’s first such submission.

Obama sometimes seems incapable of restraining his urge to take irreverent swipes at America and American history. S. 13 “ILL-CONCEIVED, ILL-CONCEALED CONTEMPT” Obama’s presidency has seen its share of bad economic news. While immodestly taking credit for the occasional positive development, Obama tends to deflect negative economic news by blaming American business or the American people themselves. ”15 Two days later, he declared that the United States “had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades.

While denouncing banks for charging debit card fees, he said, “You don’t have some inherent right just to get a certain amount of profit if your customers are being mistreated.... This is exactly why we need this [CFPB]. ”18 Indeed, Dodd-Frank and ObamaCare typify Obama’s America: extraordinary power is granted to small groups, bureaus, agencies, and entities to make crucial decisions about the most important aspects of our lives, from our personal health to our finances—in secret and with little accountability—and through structures and processes wholly inimical to our Constitution and our republican form of government.

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